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Board of Directors and Management

Franklin Graham

haitifg03_franklingraham_p-150x150Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, has gone from rebellious young man to someone who has devoted his life to meeting the needs of people around the world as a means of sharing the love of Jesus Christ. He serves as President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association worldwide and is the founding member of Samaritan’s Purse Australia and Samaritan’s Purse Australasia-Operation Christmas Child. Under his leadership, Samaritan’s Purse has met the needs of poor, sick, and suffering people in more than 100 countries. As an evangelist for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, he has led crusades around the world.


Karl Faase

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Karl (Chairman) is the CEO of Olive Tree Media, an organisation through which he produces programs of excellence for Christian media and church use. The latest product is “Towards Belief”, a 10 part documentary-style DVD/TV series where Karl interviews over 30 international speakers and academics on the belief blockers to faith in western countries. “Towards Belief” is an award-winning series which is broadcast and distributed in several countries across the globe.

Karl was Senior Pastor at Gymea Baptist Church in Sydney’s southern suburbs for almost twenty years until relinquishing the role in September 2014. He was also the cofounder of Arrow Leadership Australia and the “Jesus. All About Life” national Christian media campaign. Karl is a member of several boards including Christian Media Australia, Sydney Prayer Breakfast and Southern Community Welfare and regularly speaks at events across Australia. He was elected to the Board of Samaritan’s Purse Australia in 2001 and also sits on the board of Samaritan’s Purse Australasia-Operation Christmas Child. Karl is married to Jane and has three adult children.

 


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Jorge Rodrigues started his business career in the accounting and company secretary field, before moving to marketing and general management. He gained extensive international business experience serving sixteen years with the USA Butterick group of companies as Managing Director of subsidiary companies in South Africa, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. Jorge then served as Director of the National Scriptures Division at The Bible Society in Australia Inc. for eight years and was Chairman of Anglosec, the world-wide grouping of English language Bible Society publishers. He has an MBA from Macquarie University Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

Jorge is the Executive Director of Samaritan’s Purse Australia and is married with two children. He was elected to the Board of Samaritan’s Purse Australia in 2010 and also sits on the board of Samaritan’s Purse Australasia-Operation Christmas Child.


David DawsonDavid-Dawson-Image-150x150

David Dawson has pursued the interesting mix of business and ministry over a lifetime and is now retired from the construction industry and property development. His lifelong passions have been involvement in missions, men’s ministry and encouraging people in developing arears of the world.

He was co-founder of MMM International, where he provided leadership for over 30 years. His leadership saw this organisation expand across the world. His passion was taking people to expose them to the needs in developing nations.

He has been married to Meryl for over 50 years and together they have three adult children and thirteen grand-children, who all reside in Melbourne.

David also manages Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief throughout Australia, overseeing a large group of volunteers.

He was elected to the Board of Samaritan’s Purse Australia in 2002 and also sits on the Board of Samaritan’s Purse Australasia – Operation Christmas Child.


Wendy Franciswendy_francis-150x150

Wendy Francis is the Queensland State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. Her professional background is in management at Griffith University and Queensland Baptists. She is currently the Executive Producer of the Lord Mayor’s Carols in Brisbane and is a Committee Member of Family Association of Queensland.

She is married to Peter Francis, Senior Pastor of City Tabernacle Baptist Church, and has three children and ten grandchildren.  She was elected to the Board of Samaritan’s Purse Australia in 2008 and also sits on the board of Samaritan’s Purse Australasia-Operation Christmas Child.


Paul MolyneuxPaul_Molyneux1-150x150

Paul Molyneux is the National Chaplain at Mission Australia, one of the largest Christian Not for Profit organisations in our nation. Paul leads a team of chaplains as part of Mission Australia’s Executive Leadership Team. Prior to this Paul was the Lead Pastor at Citylife Church, Knox, a large non-denominational church in Melbourne. Paul was also Director of Youth Alive, Victoria.

Paul is married to Helen and they have three children, Joshua, Katelyn and Thomas.  He was elected to the Board of Samaritan’s Purse Australia in 2014 and also sits on the board of Samaritan’s Purse Australasia-Operation Christmas Child.


Paul SaberPaul-Saber-Photo-150x150

Paul Saber was Senior Vice President, USA Corporate Division of McDonald’s from 2001- 2003 and served on the Board of Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, as well as Serving as Chairman of the National Leadership Council of all McDonald’s operators, where he restructured the National Operator Advisory Board to become more collaborative, working with the McDonald Corporation Chairman and President in the US.

Paul serves on the Board of Directors of Horizon Christian Fellowship, Rancho Santa Fe, CA; Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside, CA; Samaritan’s Purse, Boone, NC; The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Charlotte, NC. He also serves on the BGEA/SP Affiliate Office Boards of Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK. Paul was elected to the Board of Samaritan’s Purse Australia in 2008 and also sits on the board of Samaritan’s Purse Australasia-Operation Christmas Child.

Paul and his wife Dianne have two children.


Management

  • Jorge Rodrigues, Executive Director, Australia & New Zealand
  • Edith Bowskill, Donor Support Manager, Australia & New Zealand
  • Arne Olander, Senior Relationships Manager, Australia & New Zealand
  • Roz Trestrail, Marketing & Communications Manager, Australia & New Zealand
  • Abby McPharlin, International Projects Manager, Australia & New Zealand
  • Rowan Armstrong, Operation Christmas Child National Manager, Australia & New Zealand
  • Ben Chia, Operation Christmas Child Regional Manager – International (SEAPAC)
  • Rodney Trinidad,Youth and School Relations Manager, Australia & New Zealand
  • Linsey Fitzgibbins, Finance Manager, Australia & New Zealand
  • John Kranenburg, Secretary to the Board